Community Download: Will Pistol Whip Have The Same Impact As Beat Saber?

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Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today, we want to know what you think about the potential success of Pistol Whip.


We’re big fans of Pistol Whip [Steam page] here at UploadVR; the game launches on November 7th. Not only did we help Cloudhead Games announce it during our first-ever E3 VR Showcase back in June, but we enjoyed our preview time with it and have shot mixed reality videos to show it off in style.

As it turns out, the last time a rhythm-focused VR game was heavily featured using mixed reality videos it went on to become a smash-hit success: Beat Saber. Pistol Whip has a lot of the same core principles, even if the actual moment-to-moment gameplay and level designs are incredibly different.

So that brings us to this week’s topic: Do you think Pistol Whip will have the same impact as Beat Saber? Why or why not? Having played the game a bit, I’m not sure yet. Custom songs won’t be much of a thing and most people agree that’s a huge selling point for Beat Saber, plus Beat Saber is more kid-friendly and it got hot at the same time that LIV was first debuting mixed reality capabilities for content creators.

But at the same time it’s fiercely addictive, makes you feel cool, and is certainly polished to a glistening sheen when compared to most other VR titles.

What do you think? Does it have what it takes to become the next viral VR sensation? Let us know down below!



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